Associated Aircraft Group Offers Special Charter Rates to Avoid NYC Airport Delays

Apr 26, 2013, 08:50 ET from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Associated Aircraft Group (AAG®), the East Coast's largest and most experienced executive Sikorsky S-76® helicopter services provider, announced today a limited time special charter pricing program for companies' Flight Departments and business aircraft owners wishing to use outlying airports to avoid the Metro New York region during the current delays induced by staffing shortages.

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"With the recent extensive delays that aircraft operators are facing in the New York region, we wanted to provide a solution for our clients," said AAG President Scott Ashton.  "By utilizing a helicopter, AAG clients can easily fly into airports that are less affected by these delays, and passengers can be quickly transported into Manhattan on one of our Sikorsky S76® Executive Helicopters."

Eligible airports for the discounted program include Waterbury Oxford, Dutchess County, and Stewart airports.

Associated Aircraft Group is a subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft and has more than 20 years of experience providing helicopter charter flights, fractional ownership programs, helicopter management, and helicopter maintenance services from its Teterboro, New York, Providence, and Philadelphia locations. With the Northeast's largest fleet of S-76C aircraft, AAG is the only exclusive VIP helicopter company to own and operate its own FAA Part 145 maintenance facility and is a Sikorsky Certified Repair Center. The company's principal flight operations and repair services are housed in two hangars at the Dutchess County Airport, a short flight from its Manhattan heliports.

AAG is well recognized for its long history of owning and operating S-76C helicopters in the Northeast. AAG is "Platinum" rated by ARG/US International, is Wyvern Recommended and IS-BAO Stage I certified. It is approved to conduct operations to Reagan National (DCA) under the DASSP, and has recently achieved 40,000 safe flying hours in the S-76C helicopter. AAG provides VIP helicopter transportation in the Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, Hartford, and Boston markets.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture, and service. It is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), which is based in Hartford, Conn., and provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

SOURCE Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.